HOW TO STAY INSPIRED TO KEEP FIT
Easy fitness hacks can make a big difference in helping you stick to your workout. Jay Blahnik, celebrity trainer and Apple’s director of fitness for health technologies, tells us how to stay focused using an Apple Watch.
MAKE A TO-DO LIST. “A lot of people write off the small goals,” says Blahnik. “But it’s actually a series of small goals that leads to really big changes. That’s how I find my inspiration.”
EMBRACE FITNESS FOMO. Do you get serious workout envy when your squad Instas that sweaty spin class you couldn’t attend? That’s a good thing, says Blahnik. “Seeing your friends posting their workouts might help you talk yourself out of not doing your own today.”
TAKE A STAND. For at least a minute an hour, that is. Studies have shown that vegging out—whether it’s for a KUWTK marathon or at your nine-to-five—is unhealthy, even if you hit the gym on the reg. “We’re learning that no matter how active you are, being stagnant has its health risks,” says Blahnik. To help, the three rings on the Apple Watch’s Activity app register all types of movement, including the simple act of getting on your feet. (It pings a friendly reminder if you’re being delinquent.) “Sitting less over time will make a really huge difference over a lifetime.”
SLOW DOWN. “You don’t have to get really sweaty,” says Blahnik. “Go for a walk, go dancing: All of these add up.”